I regularly Skype with my uncle, my nephew, and my friend that lives in Japan. It is fairly easy to ring up my nephew at any time. My uncle has a weekly calling schedule. My friend in Japan, however, is usually asleep when I’m ready to talk, so video calling can be a bit of a problem. Skype just launched a new video messaging app so you can send a clip to your friend without having to be in touch with them in real time.
The idea behind the creation of Skype Qik is that not everyone wants to, or is able to participate in a video call in real time. Sometimes, you just want to send a clip of friends that got together for dinner saying “hi” to a sick buddy, or get video of a celebrity that you know your mom would be screaming at if she saw in real life.
With Skype Qik, you can capture and share a moment with a group of friends and family without having to be there at that moment.